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Demonstration circuit 2177A-C features the LT3063, a micropower, low noise and low dropout voltage linear regulator with output discharge. The input voltage ranges from 2.1V to 45V and the maximum output current is 200mA. A resistor divider determines the output voltage, and a jumper adjusts the divider to set the output voltage to either 1.2V, 1.5V, 1.8V, 2V, 2.5V, 3.3V, 5V or a voltage that is user-programmed but requires the installation of a resistor. The output uses a 10μF ceramic capacitor and the internal reference is bypassed with a 10nF capacitor to reduce output noise and program the soft-start. There is also a 10nF feedforward capacitor to improve load transient response and decrease noise at higher output voltages. The position of the VOUTEN jumper either pulls up the SHDN pin to the input supply through a 100k resistor, shorts SHDN to ground or floats the SHDN pin so it can be driven directly by a signal applied to the SHDN terminal. The input supply to the LT3063 is bypassed by a 2.2μF ceramic capacitor and there is also a 50V tantalum polymer capacitor on the input to dampen ringing that may occur when the input is hot-plugged using long leads.


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